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December 07, 2018

OFFICE CLOSURE OVER CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR BREAK

OFFICE CLOSURE:
Our office closure dates over the Christmas/New Year period are from 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and our office will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 7th January 2019.

Our message service will be taking our messages during this time and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

INFORMATION FOR TENANTS:

Rental Payments:
Please ensure all rental payments are still made in accordance with your lease during...

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December 03, 2018

What to expect on auction day

With electricity in the air, auction day is an exciting one for sellers and buyers alike. But with crowds buzzing and last-minute calls taking place, it can also feel unfamiliar for first timers.

Our experienced agent Tom Lemke, put together this guide to help take the mystery out of the auction process. We hope it helps you feel confident and well-prepared when you walk into the home of your dreams on auction day.

What happens on the day?

 

We...

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November 07, 2018

Spotlight on first home buyers: selling to a first timer

Are you considering selling your home or investment property and think it would be perfect for a first home buyer? We asked our experienced agent, Tom Lemke, how he makes the process of selling to a first home buyer as seamless as possible. Read on to find out more. 

Explaining the process

Tom says he takes extra time and care explaining the process when there are first home buyers involved in the sale. As the process is new and at times, difficult...

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November 01, 2018

Spotlight on first home buyers: buying off-the-plan

With investment being poured into developing Newcastle, the city is transforming into an urban metropolis. Apartment complexes are popping up all over town and there has never been a better time to buy off-the-plan.

Buying off-the-plan for first timers

As part of our spotlight on first home buyers, we asked our agent Bree Atkinson for her tips on how to make buying off-the-plan for the first time stress-free. Having recently bought her own first home off-the-plan, Bree has an in-depth understanding of...

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October 24, 2018

Spotlight on first home buyers: getting your finance sorted

Purchasing your first home is one of those monumental moments in life that you will never forget. The process leading up to the purchase, however, can be at times, difficult to navigate. Our agents Liliana Innocente and Gina Borrelli have compiled a list of their tips and resources to help make your journey to purchasing your first home as seamless as possible.

Government incentives 

Saving for your first home requires sacrifice and dedication. Luckily, however, there are government incentives in place to...

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September 11, 2018

Welcome to Spring!

As we are headed into Spring, we thought we would give you an update on what is happening with the Newcastle property market and what we can expect for the remainder of 2018.

Market Update

Over the last couple of years, we have seen our market incredibly strong, with low interest rates, high auction clearance rates, low days on market with the increase in demand from property, along with the development of new infrastructure around the City.  Where we are now feels...

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September 06, 2018

Join us this year for our annual Spring Fling

It's almost time for another Spring Fling! This Spring we will be holding our third annual Spring Fling event to support local medical research leaders, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

During the two-month long event, we will auction homes around Newcastle, donating a portion of proceedings to HMRI. The festivities will start with a charming period home in Hamilton South, to be auctioned on Saturday 6th October. With original period detailing, stylish modern updates and a fabulous park side...

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July 05, 2018

Our Property Management Team Turns 1!

Choosing the right property manager can save a landlord thousands of dollars. At First National Newcastle City, we understand that, and we saw a need in Newcastle for a Property Management team with experience and exceptional relationship-building skills. That is why we started our own Property Management service.

What have we learned from the last year in property management?

It has now been just over a year since we launched our PM division, so we wanted to share with you some of...

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May 26, 2018

Win for First National Newcastle City at National Awards Night in the Gold Coast

I would like to thank everyone who sent love and well wishes in the lead-up to First National’s General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Award Ceremony last night.

For the second year running, I was honoured to be named National Salesperson of the Year. The First National Group consists of 420 high performing offices in Australia and New Zealand and the awards night recognised the top salespeople, property managers and administrators from all states of Australia. 

What I'm equally, perhaps even more proud...

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April 11, 2018

What's in Store for Newcastle this Autumn and Winter?

The end of 2017 brought tales of doom and gloom about a downturn in property prices. Now that we are into the second quarter of 2018, we can ask ourselves, were the predictions accurate? 

After a hot Summer and a hot real estate market, a slight cooling is inevitable. We have more stock on the market which is allowing buyers more choice and time. But due to a few key contributing factors, we have a uniquely positive outlook for the Newcastle...

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